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Disaster Management, Assam

Disaster is a natural or man-made accident which causes damage or destruction to life and property and environment. Disaster can be natural as in the case of earthquake, flood, cyclone and landslides and man-made as in the case of a riot, accident, fire, blast and explosion.

Disaster Management Authority

Every state has a proper disaster management authority to deal with any disaster befalling in the state. Assam has the Assam State Disaster Management Authority which is responsible for dealing with any disaster occurring in the state. The authority is responsible for prevention and preparedness in case of any disaster.

Safety Measures

  1. Do not walk through flowing water during flood.
  2. Do not drive through flowing water during flood.
  3. Move to an open area during the time of an earthquake.
  4. Stay under cover till an earthquake stops.
  5. Do not use lift and instead take stairs during an earthquake.
  6. While driving move to the side of the road, stop and jump out of the car during earthquake.

Safety Aids

The following things should be kept handy for dealing with emergencies.

  1. Fire extinguisher
  2. First aid kits and Medicines.
  3. Pipe pullers to turn off gas and water supplies.
  4. Water and food for 2-3 days.

In case of any disaster one can contact on the following numbers provided by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

Phone number of revenue and disaster management department (Assam)

State Control Room: 1070 (Add the STD code while calling from other places)

District Control Room: 1077 (Add the STD code while calling from other places)

Guwahati Medical College and Hospital: 0361- 2529457/2529561

Mahendra Mohan Chaudhry Hospital: 0361- 2541477/2543998

Down Town Hospital: 0361- 2336906/2331003

GNRC: 0361- 2227700

Shankardeva Netralaya: 0361-2228879/2305516

Ambulance Services

Downtown Hospital:  2336911/2331003/2336906

GNRC: 98640-10000

Guwahati Medical College: 2560457

Police Control Room 100

Fire Brigade

Fire Service 101

Panbazar Fire brigade: 0361-2540222

Dispur fire brigade: 0361-2260221

Mortuary Van

GGUMTA: 98640-16740

Red Cross: 2665114

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